Collaborators

The best architecture is a result of collaborative efforts with clients, builders, interior designers and other skilled professionals and craftsmen. Meet some of our collaborators.

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Heather Vockins

Director of Design, Stratus Properties

"It has always been important to us to engage an architectural firm that understands, respects, responds to and even elevates our team’s vision for any given project (big or small) while providing unparalleled project management and construction administration services. Although it is an incredibly tricky combination of traits to find in one group, Chris and his team continue to fill this role perfectly."

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David Rubin

Co-founder of OJO Labs, Inc.

“Chris was an integral part of a very effective and creative team that designed and constructed our downtown condo remodel. His affable personality, superb attention to detail and impressive problem solving expertise were extremely valuable as seen in the quality of the final product as well as enjoyment of the designing and building process."

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Nicolas Yanes

Chef/Partner, Juniper

“We met with Chris and right away off the bat we wanted to work with him because of his demeanor and professionalism. Chris’ projects had a different feel and look than the other architects in town and his not being a restaurant architect was a plus. He was even involved in helping choose the location based on the architectural bones and integrity of the building and had an eye for the textures, space and layout and understood how the space should feel like a home.”

Juniper Restaurant

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Frank Silberlicht

Camp Director, 
Camp Young Judaea-Texas

“I am always excited to work with Chris and his team because they are true partners and made sure we got the best building possible. The end result of the Experiential Building was even better than I could have imagined.”

CYJ Experiential Learning Center

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Mark Cravotta

Owner, Cravotta Interiors

"Chris and I have collaborated on a number of projects and from my perspective, we seem to have a natural chemistry. Chris is a thoughtful and talented architect committed to his craft and to producing something exceptional for his clients. We’ve been fortunate to have clients that allow us the room to stretch each other to the benefit of all and I look forward to our future work together."

Cravotta Interiors

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Jim Carman

Vice President, MPC Commercial Development The Woodlands Development Company

"Working with Christopher Sanders and Sanders Architecture on the Lakes Edge Boat House was a refreshing experience because of the innovative ideas brought to the project and Sanders’ eye for detail. We also appreciated his assistance with finding specialized contractors to pull off the vision and see the project through."

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Kenneth Jones

Real Estate Attorney, Armbrust & Brown PLLC

“There’s nothing ordinary about Sanders Architecture. Their projects are a result of sophistication, open-mindedness and plenty of design intent.”

Armbrust & Brown Corporate Offices

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Scott Freid

City Partner Austin, The Weitzman Group

“From growing up in a small town to traveling the world, Chris starts each assignment with great perspective. His East Texas roots bring an affable nature that makes communication and collaboration uncomplicated and effortless. At the same time, his passion and expertise in both historical and modern forms of architecture aid him in bringing a distinct design to each client. Another great quality that Chris possesses is his lack of need to answer my questions immediately. He always takes the time to think before he reacts.”

Freid Residence

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Melba Whatley

President, Waller Creek Conservancy

“A great deal of what an architect must do is educate his clients in a way that elevates the project, the client and their work. Christopher Sanders has the right intellectual, and most importantly, relational skills to do just that.”

Christopher Sanders serves on the Board of Directors for the Waller Creek Conservancy.

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Jason Miars

Owner, Miars Construction

“In the three clients we’ve worked with together, all three were very different, but Christopher Sanders was able to communicate with them very well - a great offering in a city as diverse as Austin.”

Miars Construction

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Richard Martin

Principal, MJ Structures

“Sanders Architecture provides personal, hands-on attention to each project, and they create buildings that have a lasting architectural style. It’s been fascinating to see how nimble they can be and how they present clients with elegant solutions for some of their most challenging obstacles.”

LBJ Wildflower Center Kiosk, Tarrytown Residential Project (in progress)

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Steve Durr

Acoustic Engineer, Steve Durr Designs

“There are a great amount of disciplines and trades that work together to make a project successful - electrical, acoustics and more. Someone has to be the glue that holds all of that together in a way that produces a result the client is happy with. In our case, that glue was Christopher Sanders.”

Moody Theater

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Kate Doner

Founder, Doner Fundraising

“The number one priority for me in my newly-designed home was to have plenty of natural light in the house. Sanders Architecture provided an unprecedented level of detail by actually studying the light patterns of my home to achieve my desired outcome.

I also appreciated that Chris would use your time efficiently and effectively. He understood the beauty of allowing you to make choices, but use your time wisely."

Tarrytown Residential Project

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Susan Rieff

Former Executive director, LBJ Wildflower Center

“The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is so grateful to Chris Sanders for his award-winning design of the admissions kiosk – the first newly constructed building added to the center since 1995. His extraordinary contribution is just one example of the dedication, generosity and talents of our advisory council members.”

Christopher Sanders serves on the Advisory Council for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Beau Armstrong

CEO, Stratus Properties

“When it came to designing our office space, Sanders Architecture didn’t come to the table with preconceived solutions. The experience was unique and collaborative. Our space is now modern and classic – a look that will last.”

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